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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Mar 14, 2007 11:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: LMA Grateful Dead Forum Boogie

And you all thought this song was about Altamont and Ralph J. Gleason...


Please don't dominate the rap, Jack
If you got nothing new to say
If you please, don't back up the track
This train's got to run today

I spent a little time in the mountain
Spent a little time on the hill
I heard some say "better run away"
Others say "better stand still"

Now I don't know but I've been told
It's hard to run with the weight of gold
Other hand I heard it said
It's just as hard with the weight of lead

Who can deny? Who can deny?
It's not just a change in style
One step done and another begun
In I wonder how many (smi2les)?

I spent a little time on the mountain
Spent a little time on the hill
Things went down we don't understand
But I think in time we will

Now I don't know but I was told
In the heat of the sun a man died of cold
Do we keep on coming or stand and wait
With the sun so dark and the hour so late?

You can't overlook the lack Jack
Of any other highway to ride
It's got no signs or dividing lines
And very few rules to guide

I spent a little time on the mountain
Spent a little time on the hill
I saw things getting out of hand
I guess they always will

Now, I don't know but I've been told
If the horse don't pull, you got to carry the load
I don't know whose back's that strong
Maybe find out before too long

One way or another
One way or another
One way or another
This darkness got to give


This forum used to be a hotbed of serious discussion about Grateful Dead music, since early March its been a cesspool...

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Poster: buscameby Date: Mar 14, 2007 2:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: LMA Grateful Dead Forum Boogie

that song is about LIFE-- its the true alchemical formula!

if we all realized what it was saying we wouldn't be at each others throats-- good choice!

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Poster: Driftin N Dreamin Date: Mar 14, 2007 1:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: LMA Grateful Dead Forum Boogie

I Think it goes further back than that. We seem to have lost a lot of members who used to have a lot of insight into the music and band. More than one of them complained about the tone that was becoming more and more prevalent and has now reached epidemic proportions. I miss hearing the opinions of Purple Gel, Dr Flashback (who makes very rare appearances these days), Ashes, Johhny On the Spot and many others who appear to have moved on.

When this seperate forum was started about a year ago, I welcomed it because we Deadheads were getting a lot of grief on the main forum to just stick to Forum issues and stop writing about the songs, shows and the Grateful Dead (does anyone here remember all the posts saying something like "hey there are over a thousand artists here, stop talking about the Dead!!). Unfortunately this forum seems to have been hijacked (for lack of a better word) by a small group who use it as a personal IM forum and as a stage for sophomoric humor and mean spiritedness. It seems that almost every post gets hijacked with the same old boring personal attacks, jabs, stabs and jokes. I find it very tiring to try to sift through the BS, and I find that pertinent and interesting posts very quickly become a forum for the same old crap.

Back when this forum started we had moderators who checked in from timer to time (remember Diana Hamilton and Tyler), and they would try to keep the posts clean, inoffensive and on point (namely about the band and the music.). Even they appear to have abandoned this particular forum, and again, I for one miss them.

I'm sure I will get attacked by various people here for these views, but as a long time visitor and contributor to this site, I wanted to express my sorrow and regret that this site has fallen so far and so quickly.

This post was modified by Driftin N Dreamin on 2007-03-14 20:01:38

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Mar 14, 2007 1:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: LMA Grateful Dead Forum Boogie

Not one person should attack you for your views.

There are--and should be--divergent opinions here; they should be expressed politely and responded to civilly. I agree that threads get hijacked (I'm one of the offenders), and that does sometimes kill a good thread.

Perhaps hijackers should alter the thread title and write Hijacked so we can know what we want to read and what we want to skip.

By and large, though, this place is entertaining and informative. I haven't a clue as to what shows are good much after 1973, but I've keyed in on posters whose opinions I respect and I check out what I can. Questions get answered. Thoughts and memories are shared. Bullshit is sometimes spread, but that's the price of freedom.

Me, I enjoy quite a few posters on a regular basis. If I named names, I would insult many who I could not think of immediately--including some who have gone on to other things.

But the Dead forum, for all of its cream puff wars, is better thn no forum at all.

I love you guys.

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Poster: cush11 Date: Mar 14, 2007 1:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: LMA Grateful Dead Forum Boogie

"But the Dead forum, for all of its cream puff wars, is better thn no forum at all.

I love you guys."

Amen to that brother Pig!

I fess (like I need to), I'm a pretty notorious hijacker myself. I actually did do a "free for hijacking" or some such post once or twice...Seems like none of us were around to take advantage though...